Two gigs this week - The Winelight last Wednesday and Terry Reid in
London on Sunday.
Happy - Jimmie Bratcher
were new - Spanking
(New York, USA)
"The collaboration between Charlene McPherson and Mo Goldner began
with an East Village bar flirtation that turned into a drunken
slutty song fest. After that long wild night, a band was born.
Lakeside Lounge owner Eric "Roscoe" Ambel heard
that wildness in their first demo and booked them at his legendary
East Village venue". Their album Dismissed with a kiss
Root Mull - Vinny Peculiar
(Manchester, UK) FIRST PLAY
Vinny Peculiar is the sobriquet for one Alan Wilkes, a
Bromsgrove-born, Manchester based singer-songwriter, who writes
expertly crafted vignettes of the ironies, agonies and ecstasies of
every day existence. The Vinny Peculiar alias started in 1997.
Vinny has toured with British Sea Power, Malcolm Middleton and
Edwyn Collins and is a regular compere on the Glastonbury Acoustic
Stage. Vinny was crowned 'the Tony Hancock of pop' by UNCUT
MAGAZINE and was Artist in Residence at last years Cathedral Arts
Festival in Belfast where he where he met Bill Drummond of KLF
fame. They have subsequently gone on to collaborate on Bill's
infamous SOUP Runs.
The VP band includes Mike Joyce [the Smiths, PIL, Buzzcocks] Craig
Gannon [Aztec Camera, Terry Hall, the Smiths] and Ben Knott [JEEP]
and Karen Leatham [The Fall]
Voicemail from Jack Wyles in Oakland, California.
Anti-Social Behaviour - Katie
Katie Skilling is a singer - songwriter/musician who I saw play at
the Winelight last week. Hailing from the city of Leicester in
England, UK. Still just 21 years old, Katie has been performing
since the age of 15 and has been writing songs since the age of
10.Instruments: Vocals, guitar, Melodica, Fingers, Tambourine.In
addition to singing and playing acoustic guitar, Katie also writes
her songs using piano as a tool and also the melodica.
ASBO confirmed on DJ Shazam (see pic)
It's a rave Dave - Trash
YO! back up b4 ya gets mash up!! dis be Trash Fashion and you is
witnessing da Kreme of da nu grenerashun. Jus puts ya eyes on da
pics, and feel da sounds wik ya ears, and den give em both an
overload wik da podkast trak below. BOOOOOM!
Note from Kimo and new song on PMN.
Lullaby for Alia - Kimo
I play music that's simple & soulful. Simple, because I'll be
honest, I can't play all that complicated stuff & Soulful,
because I play music that I feel. This music isn't really 'radio
ready' but that's the beauty of the PMN. We're here because we want
an alternative, so consider me an alternative.
Pugni al vento (radio edit) - Rocky
Horror Fuckin' Shit
(Foggia, Italy) FIRST PLAY
Rocky Horror Fuckin' Shit project was born in Foggia in December
02.R.H.F.S' music takes sprout from the crossover and from the most
classical nu-metal not disdaining experimentations and new musical
solutions. The contents of the texts space from the politics to the
Goodnight - Peter Hepworth
Peter says "I never chose to be a songwriter.......Growing up in a
quiet Suffolk village, as a child I tried lots of different
activities from tennis to climbing, gliding to cadets, but nothing
grabbed me until one rainy Saturday afternoon I picked up my mates
guitar. It felt right. I learned some chords. The more I learned
about music, the more it became a part of me." I saw Peter at a
singers' night in Ipswich recently. I want to hear more from